Thursday: Sony WH-CH700N ANC/Bluetooth Over-Ears for $110

Headphone action at the Best Buy deals du jour for Thursday July 2nd in 2020, it is the new condition closed-back over-ear bluetooth with ANC Sony WH-CH700N headphones going for $110 with free US shipping… Also part of the sales is the recurring MEE Audio BTR portable bluetooth receiver going for $20…

Speaking of the WH-CH700N, we have a text and pictures unboxing of it here. The PORG you see in the pictures is NOT included ^_^…

And for those shopping in the EU, among the Amazon Germany daily deals they have the Taotronics ANC/bluetooth closed over-ears going for around 41 euro…

NewEgg Semi-Annual sale: Sony XB-450, BeyerDynamics, Momentum, Shure, Etc

It’s that time of the year again, New Egg is having their Semi Annual Clearance sale and of headphone interest, they have three pages of headphones upon sale. I can’t obviously post them all, but here are some of them:

+ Sony XB-450-AP wired closed on-ears for $25

+ Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO Tesla closed over-ears for $599 with $60 promotional NewEgg gift card as a bonus
+ DT 880 Premium (600 ohm) semi-open over-ears for $219 with $20 promotional NewEgg gift card as bonus
+ and other BeyerDs as well, too many to list all

+ Beyerdynamic Aventho bluetooth on-ears for $249 after promo code

+ Sennheiser Momentum truly wireless for $300 with a bonus of 6000 NewEgg Reward Points

+ Shure SRH-840 closed over-ears for $150; and more Shures

+ imported [from the looks of it] Sony WH-1000X Mark III bluetooth/ANC closed over-ears for $260 from RedTagCamera

+ various refurbished Klipschs and Jabras

+ also various Denon, JBL, Pioneer, Fuji Labs galore, truly-wireless of course, and more

$30 Thursday: Pioneer BT On-Ears, Jaybird Tarah In-Ears

You can get a …bird of sorts for $30 during Thursday 6/25/20 at the Best Buy daily deals, the new condition Jaybird Tarah bluetooth earphones, necklace-style…

Pioneer continues to make appearances at the NewEgg daily deals, this time around it is the new condition closed-back on-ear SE-MJ-553-BT bluetooth headphones for $26 with free US shipping…

And continuing until tonight are the previously mentioned B&H MEGA deal zone offerings…

Wedn: Polsen, Jabra, Definitive Tech, Etc

Headphones are indeed back at the daily deals for Wednesday 6/17/20 as follows:

At the B&H deals du jour it’s the closed-back Polsen HPS-A40 headphone that has a 3-level bass adjustment [I know, you cynics will say, “bad”, “worse” and “OMG it’s really bad”] for $50 with free US shipping… Optionally you can purchase this together with an AURAY headphone stand and get a 20% off discount on the price of the AURAY stand…

Best Buy is back in the truly-wireless universe with the new condition JLabs JBuds Air Executive truly-wireless going for $55 and as of the time of writing, they average 4 based on 640+ customer reviews over there…

Speaking of Best Buy, their aforelinked daily deals include a sale on a couple of Definitive Technology Soundbar systems with wireless subwoofers ($700 to $1075)…

Truly wireless is also the name of the game today at the NewEGG deals where the new condition Jabra Elite 65t goes for $100 with free US shipping…

Sunday: lots of headphones on sale at Amazon Germany

EU shoppers, get your wallets ready! Amazon Germany is having a headphone sale as part of their Sunday daily deals. A total of 22 options are participating, a mix of different types. I’m breaking them down by type:

+ Pioneer S9 bluetooth over-ears for 115 euro
+ Pioneer SE-S3-BT bluetooth on-ears for 44 in different colors
+ Pioneer foldable basic on-ears for 12 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer SE-M521 closed over-ears for 21 euro (with AKG-style headband)

+ Philips BH-305-BK/00 closed on-ears for 60 euro
+ Philips SH-402-BK/00 bluetooth over/on-ears for 40
+ Philips SHK-2000-PK/OO kids headphones with volume control for 14 euro

+ Philips truly wireless for 61 euro

+ Pioneer SE-CH9-T(K) wired in-ears for 70 euro
+ Panasonic RP-TCM-130-E wired in-ears for 10 euro in different colors
+ Pioneer basic wired in-ears for 12 euro in different colros

+ Libratone neckband-style bluetooth earphones for 119 euro

+ Philips UN-102-BK/00 bluetooth necklace-style earphones for 12 euro

+ Pioneer SE-E5T (23 euro) and SE-E7T (53 euro) bluetooth exercise necklace-style earphones

+ Pioneer splashproof wired exercise earphones with earhooks for 13 euro

The sale ends at 11:59pm Amazon Germany time which is six hours ahead of eastern (New York time) if my Time Lord Calculator is correct 😉

Friday: Skullcandy Crusher ANC/BT for $200, B&W Speakers, Etc

The headphone parade continues for Friday 6/12/20 as well at the Best Buy deals du jour with the new condition Skullcandy Crusher ANC/bluetooth over-ear combo headphone that goes for $200. The battle for this popular consumer headphone rages on at all price points!

Also there at Best Buy there’s a sale on select Bowers & Wilkens [no relation to Dominique Wilkins?] speakers with eight options and prices ranging from $560 to $800. Already one of the eight options has sold out…

And now to the single-figure budget side of things, one of the Woot deals du jour is the new condition TIMMKOO wired in-ears going for $9.99 with up to ten pairs per customer at the sale price and a 90-day Woot warranty…

The NewEGG daily basket continues to have headphones although this one may be a bit of a rotten egg based on the nine customer reviews over there. It is the Philips SHB-2505-BK/00 UpBeat truly wireless for $33…

Thur: Bower & Wilkins PX-7 ANC Over-Ears for $325

Best Buy strikes again with their June 11 (2020) deals of the day as they have the new condition Bowers and Wilkins PX-7 ANC closed-back over-ear headphones on sale for $325 and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Buds (truly wireless) for $60… And if you need to store or transport your music or feed your DAPs and PADs, they have a Sandisk and WD sale with hard drives, flash drives, microSD and full-size SD cards and more!

NewEgg continues to put headphone-eggs in their daily deals basket, this time around they have the white Pioneer SE-MJ-722-TW closed-back on-ears going for #21.50 with free US shipping…

On the other side of the Atlantic ocean, Amazon Germany offers the new condition Arbily truly wireless for 32 euro…

Wedn: B&W PX5 On-Ears, Bose QC II, Sony XB, Thorens, Etc

Two headphones plus gaming headsets are among a loaded day at the Best Buy daily offerings for Wednesday June in 2020:

+ Bowers & Wilkins PX-5 ANC/bluetooth on-ears for $220
+ Bose Quiet Comfort II ANC/bluetooth over-ears for $299
+ discount and free mouse with Razer Nari Ultimate gaming headset

Under the “Electronics” daily deal at the Woot website they have the new condition closed-back bluetooth on-ear Sony XB-650-BT going for $45 with a 1-year Sony warranty. It is only available in black. It has NFC. Note that this is part of their “Extra Bass” line, so opera, classical, audiophile jazz, etc you may not like the “transformation” of the music with these 🙂

NewEGG seems to have an unwritten rule of one headphone offer per day at their daily deals and Wednesday’s offer is the new condition Pioneer SE-MJ-553-BT-R closed-back on-ear bluetooths in the red color scheme going for $26 with free US shipping…

Last but not least, for the vinyl junkies or player collectors, one of the B&H Photo daily deals is the new condition Thorens TD 201 manual 2-speed turntable with built-in amp going for $250. It is available in two color options [device color, not sound coloration color!]…

SHOCK! did you notice something today? All these offers and not a single “truly wireless” earphone. There is hope for the audio world after all 🙂

EU: Philips X2 HR/00 Open Over-Ears for 120 euro

For the European-ly inclined, for a limited time [not a gold box lightning deal] Amazon Germany actual is offering the new condition open-back over-ear Philips X2 HR/00 headphones for 120 euro, with a limit of two pairs per customer…

With the X2 prices going down and the good old SHP-9500* prices going up, the X2 may not be a bad idea. As of the time of writing, they average 4.6 out of 5 based on 1080+ customer ratings over there.

Sunday: Plantronics BackBeat FIT 6100 bluetooth over-ears for $70

One of the deals of the day at the Best Buy website is the new condition closed-back over-ear Plantronics BackBeat FIT 6100 bluetooth headphones for $70 with free US shipping and/or free store pickup…

Meanwhile at the Amazon Germany gold box there’s the new condition Jabra Elite 65t truly-wireless earphones for 90 euro…

And some action at the NewEgg dailies as follows:

+ Anker SoundCore Spirit X bluetooth sport earphones for $14 with promo code 93XPK79

+ Voxoa VXH330 square-pad bluetooth closed-back for $30

+ JBL LIVE500 bluetooth over-ears for $60 after promo code 93XPK74

Sat: Pioneer SE-MJ-503-W Closed On-Ears for $12

Budget closed-back on-ears is another congested field with various name brand options and one of them is the new condition Pioneer SE-MJ-503-W (white color scheme) going for $12 during Saturday 6/6/20 in the pacific time zone at NewEGG as one of their daily deals.

I haven’t heard this particular model, but a couple of Sonys [one ZX-1?? and ZX-3??) I’ve used, I found them “tuned for coffee shops”. They were serviceable there, but when you listened to them in a quiet place they sounded horrid…

On the other hand, the AmazonBasics-Monoprice I found to be quite serviceable even in rather quiet places. A bit on the “tastefully bassy” side of things. An unboxing and review of the Monoprice is in my ever-growing to-do list 🙂

I do not know if the Pioneer shares any ancestry with the AmazonBasics-Monoprice…

UPDATE: two headphones among the Saturday Best Buy offers as well:

+ Insignia bluetooth earphones (pod style) for $15

+ JBL (a child with many parents, Samsung, Harman, AKG) LIVE 800 bluetooth over-ears for $80

Monday: Sennheiser HD 2.30i Closed On-Ears for $35

Hen-Heiser fans, your time has come. Starting at 3am ET on Monday 6/1/20 and lasting for 24 hours [or earlier if sold out], one of the NewEgg deals du jour is the new condition closed-back Sennheiser HD 2.30i on-ears wired headphones going for $35 with free US shipping.

The listing has two color schemes and iPhone (i) and Android (G) button options. I don’t know which combination(s) will be on sale. It will be revealed over there when it goes live…

Sunday: Fuji Labs HD-2000 Closed Bluetooth Over-Ears for $30

The Fuji Labs headphones return to the Sunday 5/24/20 NewEgg.co dailies with their new condition closed-back over-ear HD-2000 (aka AUFJ-W-HD2000-WH) going for $30 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by the Fuji Labs NewEgg online store.

This is a bluetooth 4.0 headphone with micro-USB connector and LiPo battery…

Sat: Jaybird Tarah, Skullcandy HESH3, Etc

Not one but two headphones are among the NewEgg.com daily deals for Saturday 5/23/20 as follows:

+ SkullCandy HESH3 wireless over-ears for $50

+ Fuji Labs Sonique II in-ears for $10

And at the Best Buy offers du jour, you can get the Jaybird Tarah necklace-style bluetooth earphones for $45…

Friday: Sony Audio Sale at Best Buy, Etc

It’s all about Sony during Friday 5/22/20, as the headliner of the Best Buy daily deals are Sony audio products:

+ Sony WH-CH700N ANC + bluetooth closed over-ears for $100
+ as fate would have it, we have a text and pictures unboxing of it from two years ago
+ PS: the PORG you see in the unboxing is NOT included with the headphone ~ it is our blog pet 🙂

+ Sony SP-600N necklace-style bluetooth/ANC earphones for $70

+ Sony SRS-XB-22 portable bluetooth speaker for $70
+ XB of course being eXtra BASS; perfect for audiophile jazz listeners 😉

+ Sony SRS-XB-501G wireless speaker with Google Assistant for $150

+ also 7″ Sony Android Auto media thing and Sony Audio system and in-dash digital media receiver and Sony 1155W 2-channel Dolby Atmos 4K A/V hometheater; so much SONY today, too many to list here one by one!

Elsewhere, at Amazon Germany, the Huawei P40 smartphones [no GOOGLE PLAY!!!!] are bundled with the Huaweii truly-wireless earphones and a Huaweii smartwatch in great prices IF you don’t care for Google Play and Google Play Services. That’s a HUGE IF. I don’t think I would want to be chasing hacks to run Google Play apps in 2020. This may have been a fun thing to do in 2010, but these days, I just want things that work 🙂

You can feed your DAPs and PADs (phones as DAPs) at the NewEGG.com daily deals with these two microSD cards:
+ 400GB Sandisk ULTRA for $57
+ 128GB Team for $16
+ also: Philips SHB-5950-WT neckband-style earphones for $17 but reviewers NOT happy with it ~ averages 3 out of 5 based on 21 ratings as of the time of writing

If you are looking for an affordable headphone stand, the B&H daily deals [expire Saturday at 11:59pm ET] include their house-brand AURAY HPDS-B headphone stand for $12. It averages almost 5 out of 5 based on 35 customer reviews… While there, you will also find a couple of options for CAD (the brand name, not the Computer-Aided Design) USB microphones ranging from $50 to $80…

Wedn: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home for $374 after coupon

Beyer is Dynamic at the Newegg daily deals for Wednesday 5/20/20, and for this day, thanks to promo code 93XPJ95 you can get the new condition open-back over-ears Beyerdynamic AMIRON Home “Tesla” headphone for $374 with free US shipping. This is sold and shipped by NewEGG itself, not marketplace sellers. Up to three pairs per customer during the promotion…

But that’s not all, other sellers have related offers as well in their deals du jour:

+ at Best Buy you can get their Insignia bluetooth necklace-style earphones for $20, and the unlocked LG V40 ThinQ for $300 with activation or without activation. Keep in mind the latest model is the V60 with the quasi-dual screens…

+ if you prefer even older LG V-series as PADs (phones as DAPs) Woot has a refurbished Scratch and Dent smartphone sale that includes the LG V10 and V20 from $40 to $120

+ at the Amazon Germany Gold Box you can get the Anker Soundcore Spirit X exercise bluetooth earphones for 26 euro…

Saturday: Audio Technica ANC & BT Over-Ears, refurb Klipsch S4 In-Ears for $23

Headphones rule the day in the Saturday May 16 in 2020 among the major retailers deals du jour…

We start at Woot where they have an Audio Technica sale with the following three models with a 1-year Audio-Technica warranty regardless of condition:

+ new condition ATH-SR6-BT-BK bluetooth over-ears for $70

+ refurbished ATH-ANC70-RB ANC QuietPoint over-ears for $40
+ they take AAA batteries (single use or rechargeable, a plus if you are a fan of them

+ refurbished ATH-ANC7-BSV-RB ANC Quietpoint over-ears for $50
+ these too take AAA batteries

A blast from the past at the Newegg deals du jour, it’s the refurbished Klipsch S4 in-ears going for $23 with free US shipping, up to three pairs per customer, sold and shipped by NewEgg actual… We have a text-and-pictures unboxing here, one of their variants, the Klipsch S4A II in-ears. I don’t know what their differences are…

Rounding out the action at the Best Buy dailies is the new condition Jabra Elite Active 65t truly-wireless going for $110…

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed Over-Ears drops to $80

If you are interested in a “studio headphone” that actually wants to be a studio headphone and not a fashion/style headphone that uses the name studio to get audio-cred, the new model of the closed-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is on sale for $80 at B&H Photo and also by Amazon actual

Samson SR-350 Closed-Back for $10 [or buy 3 for $24] {ends Sat PM}

If you are looking for a budget closed-back headphone, you have until Saturday 5/16/20 at 11:59pm eastern to grab the new condition Samson SR-350 for $10 with free US shipping as one of the deals of the day at B&H Photo. This is the “Special Edition” color scheme… Or if you read up on this headphone or already own it and need them in volume, they are selling a 3-pack on the same listing for $24, that’s $8 per headphone…

It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 16 customer reviews at B&H…

This should not be confused with the more famous Samson SR-850 headphone [see our text & pictures unboxing] which also goes by a Superlux and other names (I think)…

UPDATE: meanwhile at the Friday daily deals, there’s some headphone action elsewhere as follows:

+ at Best Buy you can get the Skullcundy Indy truly wireless [semi-long stems] for $50, and if you want to store your music on external Samsung USB-C SSDs, they have a couple of them on sale

+ at NewEgg they have the Anker Soundcore Vortex bluetooth over-ears for $35 after entering the promo code shown over there ~ while this promotion is running

Wedn: Senal SMH-1000 Closed Over-Ears for $45 w/FS [also: Sony 1000X M3 and more]

If you want a studio headphone for under $50 with actual studio headphone physical features (detachable cable, replaceable earpads, folding, straight and coiled cable, 3-year warranty), the new condition closed-back over-ear Senal SHM-1000 are on sale for $45 with free US shipping until 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out) on Wednesday 5/13/20 at B&H Photo as one of their deals of the day…

As of the time of writing they average 4.5 out of 5 based on 277 customer reviews and they have 60 answered questions… Think of a modern version of the good old Sony MDR-V6 and 7506…

UPDATE: at the Best Buy deals du jour, they offer the new condition PowerBeats 3 bluetooth earphones for $80 on clearance, in the white color scheme…

UPDATE #2: at the NewEgg daily deals they have the new condition closed-back over-ear Sony WH-1000X Mark III (M3) headphones on sale for $238 with free shipping. Judging by the seller (Red Tag Camera) this is like the international model, not the blessed-by-Sony-USA model with a warranty…

The year is 2020, it would have been NICE if the online retailers figured out a way to clearly MARK grey-market items and list the warranty. They’ve turned everything else about selling into a science [just look at all those over-stuffed product pages with all kinds of ads, recommendations, buy-together offers and such]…

Friday: Beats Solo 3 Bluetooth On-Ears for $150 [also: a couple of J-named truly wireless on sale]

If any of your hard core audiophile/phool friends catch you wearing these, you can always tell them you are using them for comparison and they are obviously your kids or your nephews or your coworkers or your parents 😉 And until Friday 5/8/20 at 11:59pm central (or earlier if sold out) you can get “these” for $150 as the Woot Electronics deal du jour.

“These” of course refers to the new condition closed-back on-ear Beats Solo 3 bluetooth headphones with the W1 and a 1-year manufacturer warranty. They are available in close to a dozen different color schemes…

UPDATE: but that’s not all for Friday, there’s also a couple of truly-actually-wireless at Best Buy daily deals as follows:

+ JLab Jbuds Air truly wireless for $40
+ Jabra Elite 65t truly wireless for $95

Neumann NDH-20 Studio Headphones for $399

The latest Musician’s Friend deal of the day good until 5/7/20 at 8am eastern time is the new condition Neumann NDH 20 studio headphones going for $399 with free US shipping…

Friday: Klipsch S1 TW for $50, Bower & Wilkins PX7 ANC/BT Over-Ears for $300

IF you are into the highly-contested $300-ish ANC/Bluetooth closed over-ears name-brand segment, good until Friday at 11:59pm central time on MAYDAY MAYDAY 2020 as one of the Woot deals of the day is the new condition closed-back over-ear Bower & Wilkins PX7 headphones going for $300 with free shipping for Prime members ($6 flat otherwise)…

This is available in two color schemes and it comes with a 2-year Bower & Wilkins warranty…

Speaking of daily deals for MayDay 2020, NewEgg is offering the new condition Klipsch S1 truly wireless for $50 with free US shipping… Up to three per customer at the sale price…

Hifiman HE-35X Dynamic Open-Back Over-Ears for $75 w/FS & FR & 1-Year Warranty [MD]

This two-figure deal may have gotten lost in our previous Massdrop sale round-up, so it’s getting its own post to make sure people notice it, we are in the COVID-era after-all, you don’t have to spend 3+ figures on new audio gear 🙂

Hifiman has a reputation of headphones not being as sturdy as most other brands, just check the various forums. With that in mind mayhaps, Massdrop is offering this with free shipping, free returns (no questions asked) and a 1-year warranty. Plus you are only risking $75, not $2,000 🙂

With that out of the way, Massdrop is offering the new condition open-back over-ear Hifiman HE-35X for $75 with free S&H and free returns.

NOTE that this is a dynamic headphone, NOT planar-magnetic!

Thursday: Pioneer SE-MJ503-K Closed On-Ears for $14

On the budget side of closed-back on-ears, good until Thursday April 23 in 2020 at 11:59pm pacific time [or before that if sold out], New EGG is offering as one of their deals of the day the new condition Pioneer SE-MJ503-K (K for black color scheme) for $14 with free US shipping. No promo codes, no mail-in rebates! These have a folding design.

Thursday Daily Deals: JBL, B&O Truly Wireless, and Sony 1000XM3 bundled with 65″ UHD TV

It’s headphone day in the Best Buy daily deals for Thursday April 23 in 2020 as follows:

+ JLab Epic Executive neckband bluetooth earphones for $45

+ Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay E.8 2.0 truly wireless for $200

+ Sony WH-1000X Mark III headphones bundled with the Sony 65″ 4K UHD TV (with HDR) for $1030

But that’s not all. At Woot, they are offering the new condition JBL T450 wired closed on-ears for $20, available in either blue or white color-schemes, with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. They come with a 1-year JBL warranty…

Massdrop Audiophile Sale In-Progress (15 options)

Massdrop is running an audiophile sale as of the time of writing, with the following 12 headphones and 3 amp/DACs participating… I do not know when the sale ends…

We start with the amp/DACs, in price order:

  • MASSDROP X ALEX CAVALLI TUBE HYBRID AMP (CTH) for $175
  • MASSDROP X ALEX CAVALLI LIQUID CARBON X AMP for $200
  • MASSDROP CTH + SDAC DAC/AMP for $250

And now we go to the headphones, first the four in-ears, in price order:

  • Massdrop x Noble X Universals for $125
  • Massdrop Plus Universals for $200
  • Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 Universals for $700
  • Massdrop x Empire Ears Zeus Universals for $750

As you can see, being their own “brand” gives them more control over pricing. They don’t have to wait for manufacturer-authorized instant-savings promotions and MAPs and such 🙂

And now to the eight over/on-ear headphones, again in ascending price order:

  • Drop + Hifiman HE-35X for $75
  • Massdrop x Sennheiser PC-37X gaming headset for $100
  • Drop + Hifiman HE-4XX planars for $145
  • Sennheiser HD-58X Jubilee for $150
  • Sennheiser HD-6XX for $195
  • Beyerdynamic DT-17XX GO for $380
  • KOSS ESP/95X electrostatic system for $400
  • Drop + Mr Speakers Ether CX Closed for $750

Sony MDR-1A M2 for $148 [ends Wedn 11:59pm ET]

UPDATE: the sale price is $148 with free US shipping…

This is a 12-hour flash deal starting on Wednesday 4/22/20 at 12pm ET at B&H Photo and running for 12 hours (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition closed-back over-ear Sony MDR-1A Mark II headphones. The price before the sale is $298. I do not know what the sale price will be. It will be revealed when the offer goes live at 12pm ET.

The headphones average 4.5 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews.

M&O MOOH-BE00BT Closed Bluetooths for $45 w/FS [MD]

The normalization of bluetooth continues with CANJAM hype 🙂 These goofily named bluetooth over/on-ear [not sure which one it is] are available at the Massdrop website for $45 with free US shipping with a mid-May shipping estimate. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing…

“This” refers to the closed-back M&O MOOH-BE00BT, which come with a case and the usual (charging cable, audio cable, etc). These play with 3.5mm and over Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X support.

They also come with a flat headphone stand. It is an unusual stand, it holds them folded, with one earcup resting on the flat stand. This is not a hanging stand [see pictures over there, easier than me trying to describe it here]. You can select in the shopping cart whether you want a clear or black stand.

Depending on the shape of the earcups of your other headphones, if/how they fold, and how their weight is balanced, they may or may not fit on these [unlike conventional standing stands that can fit most headphones].

Sennheiser (Non-Bluetooth Wireless) RS175 for $200, RS135 for $100

If you are interested in non-bluetooth wireless headphones, the ones with the receiver base, a couple of the latest Sennheiser models are on sale at B&H Photo, namely the RS-135 RF (replaced the good old RS-120) going for $100, while the RS-175 goes for $200…

These newer models are not using the Kleer technology, while the previous models did…

Sennheiser HD 58X Open Over-Ears drop to $150 [MD]

IF you are 50-50 on whether to get the new Sennheiser HD 58X open-back over-ear headphones, there’s a small discount on them now at the Massdrop website tilting the scales to 52-48 🙂 You can get it for $150 with free US shipping and free US returns.

It comes with a 2-year warranty and it is an in-stock drop, which means it will ship within a couple of business days after purchase. You don’t have to wait for weeks and weeks for the order to ship. Of course given today’s #CoronaCrisis2020, actual delivery may take longer than pre-Corona…

Being a “modern incarnation”, it has a detachable cable, and it is individually serialized. It is made in Romania.

At checkout, you have optional options [LOL] for a combined purchase discount:

  • Drop TRRS Balanced 2.5mm cable for +$45
  • 3-year Drop warranty with Accidental Coverage (US market only) for +$20
  • the Earpads and Objective 2 headphone-amp options are currently NOT available
  • in the US, you can upgrade to faster shipping for +$5, or Overnight for +$15

Sony WH-CH400 bluetooth on-ears for $30

If you are looking for simple name-brand bluetooth closed-back on-ears, select colors of the new condition Sony wH-CH400 headphones are on sale for $30 at B&H Photo, an authorized Sony dealer…

Or if you prefer to live more dangerously, you can get it for around $18 with free US shipping in various “other” conditions from various eBay sellers

It has 30mm drivers, supports bluetooth 4.2 with NFC, supports SBC and AAC only [well, it’s a budget thing after all], with micro-USB charging…

Focal Listen Chic bluetooth over-ears for $169

Do you like purple headphones? If so, you can get a pretty, pretty, pretty good deal on the new condition FOCAL Listen Chic bluetooth over-ears, they are on sale for $169 with free US shipping at B&H Photo… The other three colors go for $299…

This is not a daily deal, so I do not know when the price will change…

Optionally you can purchase the headphone together with an AURAY headphone stand with a 20% off discount on the price of the AURAY (not the headphone)…

They come with a 2-year warranty, a carrying case, detachable cable (for 3.5mm listening) and charging cable. The bluetooth is version 4.1 with apt-X support.

I must admit, the green and blue color schemes look nicer than the purple, but not $130 nicer for sure 🙂

PS: if you don’t want them purple Listen Chics, please feel free to send them to me. I will unbox and review them eventually 🙂

Sunday: Insignia Closed Over-Ear Bluetooths for $20 [also: Marshall, Crown Audio]

Good until Sunday 4/5/20 night, Best Buy offers as one of their deals du jour their new condition Insignia bluetooth over-ears for $20. If you miss the daily deal, it currently goes for $18 as open-box. Insignia is their house brand…

This is a closed-back over-ear bluetooth product with an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 2000+ customer reviews over there. It also plays music via 3.5mm. Its full name is NS-CAHBTOE01 and comes with a 1-year warranty.

When you open the PDF “Quick Start” guide shown over there, you will learn that this is a bluetooth 4.1.

UPDATE: a couple of other audio products are also offered at the Best Buy daily deals today:

+ Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $150
+ Insignia Tabletop FM/HD Radio for $40

And at B&H Photo, also part of their Sunday deals du jour you can get for $170 after an automatically-applied in-cart coupon the new condition Crown Audio XLi 1500 Stereo Power Amplifier

UPDATE #2 for a limited time (does not an expiration time), Amazon is offering the digital download edition of “PreSonus Studio One 4 Artist Recording Software Suite” for $70…

EU: Shure SRH-440 Closed Over-Ears for 69 euro [limit 2]

For those in the European Union, a formerly frequently recommended “under 100” is on sale at Amazon Germany, it is the new condition closed-back over-ear Shure SRH-440 studio headphones going for 70 euro with free shipping in GermanyxAustria, with up to two pairs per customer at the sale price. There it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 840+ customer reviews…